« on: June 10, 2006, 01:40:40 PM »
If your absolutely sure you want to be a lawyer, and you cant get into anything but a tier 4, there is no wrong in attending, especially if you are offered scholarship $$. One should definetly be aware of the risks involved because they are significant. I know first hand bc I just finished my first year at florida coastal. I was fortunate to get transfer worthy grades so im out of there, but many (most actually) are disapointed with their grades because of the forced C curve. The forced curve is a huge factor because you could be smart and work hard and still literally fail out of school. Even if you graduate, if your not at the top of the class you will have an uphill battle finding a job. There are a ton of florida coastal grads without legal jobs. Theres just soooo many lawyers out there that employers dont have to take "chances" on t4 grads. If I had to do it all over again, I probably would have waited a few years, retaken the LSAT, got some kind of respectable job and reapplied. Everyone who attends a t4 thinks that they are gonna get great grades and transfer out, but the t4's have caught on to this, and the forced curve prevents all but the top from getting "transferable grades." Like I said, nothing wrong with going to a t4 but there are serious risks that many are quick to downplay. Having 100k in debt and a 40k a year job is not worth it.